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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:50 pm, KS

February 23, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER-KANSAS-THE LATEST

GARDEN CITY, Kan. _ The Latest on winter weather moving through Kansas on Saturday. SENT: 400 words.

HEPATITIS C-PRISON

TOPEKA, Kan. _ Nearly 600 Kansas inmates have tested positive for hepatitis C, but corrections officials are focusing on treating only the most advanced cases because they don’t have the money to treat them all. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-CANINE COUNSEL

SALINA, Kan. _ Many of Veridian Behavioral Health’s psychiatrists, counselors and nurse practitioners serve individuals and families struggling with common life problems such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital problems, parent-child conflicts or grief and loss. Recently, the center added another tool to help clients in their programs _ certified therapy dogs. Three dogs have assisted adult inpatient and outpatient clients at the hospital, as well as children suffering trauma and other mental health issues at Veridian. By Gary Demuth, Salina Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 783 words.

EXCHANGE-CLIMBING ARBORISTS

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Even on winter days, arborists around Lawrence are ascending taut ropes high into trees. When the branches are bare, it’s easier to examine a tree, making this a busy time for certified arborists. Those known as climbing arborists specialize in using ropes to access tree tops to prune, remove deadwood and examine the health of a tree. It’s a skilled profession that’s also something of a sport. By Kathy Hanks, Lawrence Journal-World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 596 words.

BRIEFS:

FATAL SHOOTING _ Police say a man has been shot to death in in Kansas City, Kansas.

HASKELL MUSEUM-INDEFINITE CLOSING _ Haskell Indian Nations University’s Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely because its operating grant expired Friday.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-Kansas-Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas _ No. 12 Kansas and No. 14 Texas Tech are one game out of the Big 12 lead with two weeks remaining in the regular season. The Red Raiders have a four-game winning streak, outscoring those teams by an average margin of 24 points. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.

BKC--T25-Oklahoma St-Kansas St

MANHATTAN, Kan. _ Kansas State returns home from a trip to West Virginia to take on Oklahoma State. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m. CT.

BKC--Memphis-Wichita State

Memphis plays Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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